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Lignans

Known as: Lignan, Lignans [Chemical/Ingredient] 
A class of dibenzylbutane derivatives which occurs in higher plants and in fluids (bile, serum, urine, etc.) in man and other animals. These… 
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Review
2007
Review
2007
This review focuses on the possible role in human health of the consumption of lignan-rich foods. Most of the plant lignans in… 
Review
2005
Review
2005
Lignans are a class of secondary plant metabolites produced by oxidative dimerization of two phenylpropanoid units. Although… 
Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Enterolignans (enterodiol and enterolactone) can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases… 
Review
2005
Review
2005
Plant polyphenols, a large group of natural antioxidants, are serious candidates in explanations of the protective effects of… 
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The metabolism of the plant lignans matairesinol, secoisolariciresinol, pinoresinol, syringaresinol, arctigenin, 7… 
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
The soy isoflavones, daidzein and genistein, and the lignans, matairesinol and secoisolariciresinol, are phytoestrogens… 
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The antioxidant activities of the flaxseed lignan secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG) and its mammalian lignan metabolites… 
Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Mammalian lignans such as enterolactone and enterodiol, which are produced in the colon from precursors in foods, have been…